College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) Accreditation

PNWU-COM has been granted accreditation by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association, 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Accreditation status is the highest level of accreditation awarded, and confers all rights and privileges of accreditation. Accreditation status is reviewed on a seven (7) year cycle unless otherwise directed by the COCA for a shorter period. Renewal of accreditation is subject to an on-site visit. Once accreditation status is attained, the COM will retain that status until such time as it may be withdrawn by the COCA or may be voluntarily withdrawn at the request of the COM.

PNWU-COM accreditation history with the AOA COCA

February 16, 2005

PNWU is founded as a 501 (c)3 corporation

November 7, 2005

PNWU-COM is granted applicant status from the American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA COCA)

June 14, 2006

PNWU-COM submits application and feasibility study to AOA-COCA

March 6, 2007

Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) authorizes PNWU to offer the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)*

April 2007

AOA COCA grants pre-accreditation status to PNWU-COM

August 2007

Initial Provisional Accreditation granted to PNWU-COM by AOA-COCA, establishing class size and the right to solicit applications from and admit students, offer medical instruction within the approved osteopathic medical curriculum, and announce its provisional accreditation status.

May 2009

Continuing Provisional Accreditation granted by the AOA COCA following the review of the PNWU-COM self-study report and the report from the onsite visit conducted January28-30, 2009.

May 2010

Provisional Accreditation granted by the AOA COCA following the review of the PNWU-COM self-study report and the report from the onsite visit conducted March 10-12, 2010.

May 2011

Provisional Accreditation granted by the AOA COCA following the review of the PNWU-COM self-study report and the report from the onsite visit conducted February 16-18, 2011.

April 2012

Accreditation granted by the AOA COCA following the review of the PNWU-COM self-study report and the report from the onsite visit conducted February 22-24, 2012.

 

December 2011 PNWU-COM Self-Study Report

Contact information for the AOA COCA:

American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
142 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2864
Toll-free phone: 800-621-1773
General phone: 312-202-8000
Fax: 312-202-8200
email: predoc@osteopathic.org

http://www.osteopathic.org/inside-aoa/accreditation/predoctoral%20accreditation/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

*Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences to offer the following degree program: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Authorization by the WSAC does not carry with it an endorsement by the board of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the WSAC at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430